We will be in Cherbourg on a cruise ship in May. We really want to see the D day beaches, I promised my dad, who was among the first to land there, that we would visit the memorial to his unit. I would prefer to take an excursion through the ship but so far that is not an option. Are there any reputable tour agencies that operate out of Cherbourg, if so, who are they (it would just be the two of us)? Would it be better to rent a car?
I hope to get something through the ship but I need to find out what my options are in case that tour isn't available.